The New York Giants signed former Westbrook High and University of Maine standout Trevor Bates to their practice squad Tuesday.

Bates, a linebacker, had been out of the NFL since being cut Sept. 5 by the New England Patriots, two days before their opener.

Bates was in training camp with the Patriots, who signed him to their practice squad in November 2016. He remained there for the rest of the season, earning a Super Bowl ring. He was twice named the team’s Practice Player of the Week.

Bates was drafted by Indianapolis in the seventh round of the 2016 draft. He played one game for the Colts before being released in late October.

Bates was a three-sport standout at Westbrook High. At UMaine he was a three-time all-Colonial Athletic Association selection, including first team as a senior. He finished his college career with 19 sacks, 35 tackles for a loss and three interceptions.